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    P67 vs H67

    Can someone clear this up for me please. As I understand the new Intel CPU's have integrated GPU's so that they use that for normal usage instead of a dedicated graphics card as it's more energy efficient.

    Is the only difference between a P67 and H67 board is that the H67 has the ability to use the integrated graphics without a dedicated graphics card also installed? Is this right and is this the only difference between the 2 chipsets?

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    Re: P67 vs H67

    Depends on your needs, the P67 is the overclockers board so allows overclocking of the CPUs the H67 doesn't. Also the H67 allows access of the inbuilt GPU on the CPU the P67 doesn't. If you don't plan on overclocking buy the H67.

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    Re: P67 vs H67

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasp View Post
    Depends on your needs, the P67 is the overclockers board so allows overclocking of the CPUs the H67 doesn't. Also the H67 allows access of the inbuilt GPU on the CPU the P67 doesn't. If you don't plan on overclocking buy the H67.
    Cheers for the info. I still take it the P67 chipset still allows the integrated GPU to be used but also requires a dedicated GPU as well.

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    Re: P67 vs H67

    Quote Originally Posted by slypie View Post
    Cheers for the info. I still take it the P67 chipset still allows the integrated GPU to be used but also requires a dedicated GPU as well.
    No, it doesn't. The integrated GPU is completely disabled.

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    Re: P67 vs H67

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    No, it doesn't. The integrated GPU is completely disabled.
    Ahh right I thought that was the whole point of the integrated GPU was to use that under light usage and then seamlessly change to a dedicated GPU when needed.

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    Re: P67 vs H67

    Quote Originally Posted by slypie View Post
    Cheers for the info. I still take it the P67 chipset still allows the integrated GPU to be used but also requires a dedicated GPU as well.
    P67 cannot use integrated graphics at all, it goes to waste. Also cannot use QuickSync (the encoding stuff) as that depnds on the integrated graphics being connected IIRC.

    H67 can use both of those, but cannot usually overclock, although some higher end boards might enable it (multiplier adjustment on K processors only with SB remember) and is mostly on uATX or small boards.

    H61 is a cut down H67.

    Z68 is the real enthusiast chipset, due in a month or 2.
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    Re: P67 vs H67

    Quote Originally Posted by slypie View Post
    Ahh right I thought that was the whole point of the integrated GPU was to use that under light usage and then seamlessly change to a dedicated GPU when needed.
    Yes, in laptops... Like Nvidia Optimus. This hasn't been enabled on desktops, shame.

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    Re: P67 vs H67

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    P67 cannot use integrated graphics at all, it goes to waste. Also cannot use QuickSync (the encoding stuff) as that depnds on the integrated graphics being connected IIRC.

    H67 can use both of those, but cannot usually overclock, although some higher end boards might enable it (multiplier adjustment on K processors only with SB remember) and is mostly on uATX or small boards.

    H61 is a cut down H67.

    Z68 is the real enthusiast chipset, due in a month or 2.
    what he said with the additional
    The H67 has the onchip graphics connected, however it's only active when there is no graphics card plugged in, the moment you plug a graphics card in the on chip graphics is shutdown, so you cannot use both at any time.

    The Z68 is due in summer and is basically the H67 but with overclocking unlocked.

    the thing you are getting mixed up with, the ability to run on the onboard graphics and have a card take over under load is something from ati and nvidia, nothing to do with intel chipsets.
    It was called hybrid crossfire/hybrid sli and has been pretty much quietly dropped by both companies, the main reason being that current graphics cards are running at far lower idle power levels to the point that the saving is tiny now.
    It has turned up in a few laptops but that's all.

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    Re: P67 vs H67

    Cheers for all the answers. Much appreciated.

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    Re: P67 vs H67

    It's worth reading this article on Anantech about the forthcoming Virtu from Lucid which is implementing software that allows use of both the integrated and discrete GPUs on H67 and Z68 boards:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4199/l...idge-platforms


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